CrossOver Alternatives for Mac
Wine is a free, open source application for running Windows software on operating systems that are normally not supported. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.
- - Wine is the most popular Android, Mac, Linux & Android Tablet alternative to CrossOver.
- - Wine is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to CrossOver.
Comments about Wine as a Alternative to CrossOver
It’s free. And you never have to buy anything for wine. You can keep it as long as you want!! And I love that special ability! Thanks!0
PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux and Mac users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office (2000 to 2010), Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other applications.
Opinions about PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac as a Alternative to CrossOver
Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.
Parallels Desktop Features
Comments about Parallels Desktop as a Alternative to CrossOver
This is a virtualization tool, not a compatibility layer5
CrossOver emulates windows application layer. parallels creates a fully virtualised machine and requires Windows installation, like if it was a physical computer.10
Pegasus is a graphical frontend for browsing your game library (especially retro games) and launching them from one place. It's focusing on customizability, cross platform support (including embedded devices) and high performance.
- - Pegasus is the most popular Windows alternative to CrossOver.
Whisky provides a clean and easy to use graphical wrapper for Wine built in native SwiftUI. You can make and manage bottles, install and run Windows apps and games, and unlock the full potential of your Mac with no technical knowledge required.
WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.
The application has not been updated for almost three years: https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/, https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/It also does not support the latest versions of macOS: https://www.reddit.com/r/winehq/comments/j43ziq/comment/g7gqpk5/
Comments about WineBottler as a Alternative to CrossOver
It's much more complicated than Crossover. CrossOver is simple to use and WineBottler is much more complicated-2
Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X. The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose.Discontinued
PyWinery is a graphical, easy and simple wine-prefix manager which allows you to launch apps, explore and manage configuration of separate prefixes, graphically and faster than setting variables on linux shell.
Not updated for over five years: https://github.com/ergoithz/pywinery/commits/master
A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.
Using Wineskin technology, Porting Kit is a PaulTheTall.com app that can install games and apps compiled for Microsoft Windows® in Mac OS X. It has access to a server where we store WSI files for more than 300 games, which can be installed by any Porting Kit user.
Porting Kit Features
Comments about Porting Kit as a Alternative to CrossOver
Its free and has the same options.1